The Power of Virtual Reality: Transforming the Digital World

By 2030, almost 23.5 million jobs internationally could be integrating AR and VR technologies, confirming the fast-growing trend of immersive tech in many sectors.

Through virtual reality (VR), creating such absorbing and intelligent games, the industry is leading the field of digital transformation and paving the way for the new future of the global community. In this article, we are going to analyze the potential of virtual reality and its capability to change the digital space...

qomodo secures $1.6 million in funding to fortify IoT cybersecurity

qomodo secures $1.6 million in funding to fortify IoT cybersecurity

qomodo, an IoT cybersecurity company, has successfully raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

This round was spearheaded by Expeditions Fund and saw contributions from Amadeus Capital Partners, Auriga Cyber Ventures, Nio Advisors, McNally Capital, Ventures Together, and returning investor, Techstars. The funding aims to bolster qomodo's mission to fortify IoT security against escalating cyber threats.

Founded by former BAE Systems and NATO cybersecurity...

Disused Northamptonshire railway tunnel to become world-leading test facility for self-driving vehicles

A disused railway tunnel in Northamptonshire is set to become a world-leading test facility for the self-driving vehicles of tomorrow.

The 2.7km Catesby Tunnel has officially joined CAM Testbed UK, a global centre for the innovation and development of connected and self-driving vehicle technologies. Operated by Catesby Projects, official worldwide resellers of Catesby Tunnel, the first-of-its-kind facility will become the sixth test facility to join the network.

Catesby...

Aramco enhances industrial IoT and AI with Qualcomm’s expertise

Aramco enhances industrial IoT and AI with Qualcomm's expertise.

Petroleum and natural gas firm, Aramco, has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies in order to enhance connectivity, artificial intelligence and advanced computing technologies for industrial use cases in Saudi Arabia.

This collaboration aims to speed the development of the industrial 4G/5G and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) ecosystem, which includes 450MHz cellular technologies. It will also focus on designing hardware, software, and services to accelerate the adoption of...

Jason Mann, SAS: How IoT is shaping the world for the better

TechForge recently caught up with Jason Mann, VP of IoT at data and AI leader SAS, as he explained how companies can utlise the Internet of Things effectively, and how the technology is improving sustainability around the globe.

What are the latest trends in IoT you’re seeing develop this year?

A major trend is the continued emergence of GenAI, which is further accelerating the adoption of AI in IoT.

With sensors more widespread than ever, producing ever...

GlobalPlatform releases protocol boosting IoT security

GlobalPlatform has released a new Secure Channel Protocol aimed at enhancing security and enabling remote management for IoT devices operating on low-power, constrained networks. 

Secure Channel Protocol promises to accelerate robust end-to-end security adoption across the IoT ecosystem while simplifying device management, supporting regulatory compliance, and promoting sustainability through reduced energy consumption.

"GlobalPlatform's widely adopted Secure...

SoundHound enhances voice assistant with Perplexity’s search tech

SoundHound has signed a partnership with conversational AI-powered search engine Perplexity to deliver next-gen voice capabilities for IoT devices. The collaboration aims to enhance SoundHound's voice assistant, SoundHound Chat AI, with advanced online large language model (LLM) capabilities that Perplexity specialises in.

SoundHound Chat AI will be equipped to provide not only more accurate and up-to-date responses to web-based inquiries, but also more complex answers that go...

Matter 1.3 supports new appliances and energy reporting

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) has announced Matter version 1.3, a significant update that brings support for major household appliances and new energy and water management capabilities to the smart home standard.

"This latest release marks an important step forward, enabling devices that can be more helpful to users in the kitchen and laundry room, enhance entertainment and smart home interaction on screens, and make the smart home more efficient and safer with new...

Wayve secures over $1B to develop AI for self-driving vehicles

Wayve has secured $1.05 billion to develop next-generation "embodied AI" technology for self-driving vehicles.

The funding round for the UK startup was backed by major tech giants like SoftBank Group, NVIDIA, and Microsoft. Wayve plans to use these funds to advance their embodied AI approach, which will enable self-driving cars to learn from and navigate the real world—including unpredictable situations involving other drivers and pedestrians.

Wayve co-founder and CEO...

Global agencies warn of increased cyberattacks against OT devices

Global federal agencies are sounding the alarm over an increase in cyberattacks by pro-Russia hacktivist groups targeting operational technology (OT) devices across critical infrastructure in North America and Europe.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), FBI, NSA, EPA, DOE, USDA, FDA, Multi-State ISAC, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, and UK's National Cyber Security Centre have observed these threat actors compromising small-scale industrial control...